A man has been arrested following a pursuit with a pink ice cream van in the early hours of Thursday morning.
The bizarre pursuit unfolded following reports that the ice cream van had been stolen in Bobbers Mill Road, Bobbers Mill at around 01:00 hours.
Officers from Nottinghamshire Police who were on patrol at the time were alerted to the theft, and it wasn’t long before the distinctive vehicle was spotted being driven on the A52 at around 01:20 hours.
Specially trained pursuit officers indicated for the stolen pink ice cream van to stop, but it failed to do so, and so a pursuit ensued.
The ice cream van was driven dangerously by the suspected thief as he tried to make good his escape from the highly trained police pursuit officers.
It wasn’t long before the thief came to terms with the error of his ways, stopping the stolen vehicle without any further incident.
A 22-year-old male was arrested at the scene on suspic,ion of dangerous driving, driving without insurance and theft of a motor vehicle.
Inspector Mark Stanley said:
“Clearly this was an unusual getaway vehicle, and it wasn’t too difficult for officers to spot a pink ice cream van being driven in the middle of the night.
“Although it’s a comical tale, this is someone’s livelihood and a crime like this could have had a devastating impact.
“I’m glad that we’ve been able to return the van quickly and hopefully minimise the disruption to its owner.”
Emergency Services News has a collection of pursuit videos which we have published on our YouTube Channel. CLICK HERE to watch the playlist.
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